Amazing Cat Mirrors Nature’s Chorus in Outdoor Adventure with Owner

Cats are natural explorers and can safely enjoy the outdoors with the right approach. This balance ensures they get the physical and mental stimulation they need without facing potential risks.

A perfect example of safe and stimulating outdoor time for cats was showcased on December 2nd. A cat named Raja, a Bengal/Savannah mix, and her owner David demonstrated a fun and secure way for cats to engage with nature.

In a video, Raja is seen riding in a cat-pack carried by David, attentively listening and mimicking the sounds of the outdoors. This behavior, while entertaining, is also a critical aspect of a cat’s hunting instincts.

@outdoorsavannah Cat mimicking bird and squirrel sounds is a hunting behavior #outdoorsavannah ♬ original sound – Raja and David

Outdoor cats, or those who have indoor-outdoor access, naturally develop hunting skills. They become attuned to nature sounds and are constantly vigilant, trying to locate the source of these noises. Full-grown cats, especially, are capable of more complex sound mimicry.

In the wild, kittens learn hunting behaviors from their mothers, mastering various sounds and stealthy techniques. Domestic cats, though not raised in the wild, still possess a strong prey drive. Time spent outdoors enhances their natural hunting skills.

@outdoorsavannah Raja’s eyes 🥺 #ekekekkekkek #cat #outdoorsavannah ♬ original sound – Raja and David

Even indoor cats exhibit similar behaviors through “predatory play” instincts. This includes chirping, mimicking sounds, stalking, pouncing, swatting, biting, and vigorous shaking of toys. Unlike outdoor cats who hunt for survival, indoor cats engage in playful imitation, often befriending rather than harming their “prey.”

However, it’s essential to keep cats away from potential dangers like wild rodents, as they can carry diseases. Instead, stimulating predatory play through toys is encouraged.

To prevent cats from targeting humans or other pets, it’s advisable to use toys for playtime, especially when they are kittens, and avoid using hands or feet as play objects.


The key takeaway is that with appropriate methods and safety measures, cats can enjoy the outdoors and their natural instincts without any risks.


  • Amanda Wheatley

    Passionate about animals, Amanda draws her expertise from her training as an educator, pet behaviorist as well as her extensive experience with animal owners. A specialist in dog and cat behavior, Amanda continues to learn about our four-legged companions by studying veterinary reference books but also university research sites (UCD, Utrecht, Cambridge, Cornell, etc..) Why Trust ShelterAPet? At ShelterAPet, our collective is composed of writers, veterinarians, and seasoned animal trainers with a deep passion for pets. Our team of esteemed professionals delves into extensive research to deliver trustworthy insights on a broad spectrum of pet-related subjects. We anchor our evaluations on direct customer experiences, meticulous testing, and comprehensive scrutiny. Our commitment is to uphold transparency and integrity for our cherished community of pet aficionados and prospective pet parents.

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